Meet Our Rental Managers
Village Realty understands the value of a long term relationship
Here are our rental managers who will be working with you when you join the Village Realty rental program.
Maggie Sexton, Vice President of Rentals
Maggie’s family has lived on the Outer Banks for generations. She was raised and currently lives in Manteo with her husband and 2 daughters. Maggie started working for Village Realty in 1998 as a Vacation Specialist and was promoted to Rental Manager in 2003. In 2016 she was named Director of Rental Management, and in 2018 was promoted to Vice President of Rentals.
Maggie’s dedication, passion, and competitiveness to be the best have helped Village Realty become an industry leader in the ever-changing and competitive vacation rental market- not only on the Outer Banks but nationwide. She is committed to having Village Realty provide the best possible vacation rental experience for its guests and also validate our property owners’ decision to entrust their rental property with Village Realty.
“Building relationships is what we do best. I can honestly say I have made some true friends with guests and homeowners over the years. I’m here because I really do enjoy my work and it’s a pleasure to have worked with so many wonderful guests and owners for over 20 years!”
Laura Payne, Rental Manager
Laura is originally from Alexandria, VA but spent her family vacations visiting the Outer Banks. Like many current residents, Laura decided to move here permanently upon graduating from Ferrum College. Laura’s first experience in the hospitality industry was waitressing, then the Banquet Manager at the prestigious Sanderling Inn.
Laura joined Village Realty in 2009 as a Reservation Specialist and earned her real estate license in 2010. She was promoted to the Rental Management Team in our Nags Head office in 2015.
Laura currently lives in Kill Devil Hills along with her husband and two children. They love spending time together and enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer.
Kim Stetson, Rental Manager
Kim Stetson has called the Outer Banks home for 27 years and lives on Roanoke Island.
She hails from a military family, grew up a Navy brat, and has had the privilege to live all over the world for most of her childhood. The experience of needing to make new friends and navigate new environs was both enriching and difficult but served to make her uniquely suited to the hospitality industry.
Kim has worked in the hospitality industry her entire adult life. She founded and sold her own event company in 2012. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the Outer Banks Wedding Association for five years
Kim has moved from owner services at another local company to make her home with Village Realty as a Nags Head Rental Manager.
Alyssa McDonald, Rental Manager
Alyssa is originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She has visited the Outer Banks every year, spending the summer in Southern Shores. After graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in merchandising, she decided to make a permanent move to the Outer Banks in 2010. Alyssa has been in the customer service business now for 14 years and loves getting to meet people from all over who share the love of the Outer Banks!
She joined Village Realty in 2015 as a reservation specialist and in 2018 was promoted to Corolla Rental Manager.
Alyssa lives in Kill Devil Hills with her husband and daughter and loves everything about living near the ocean. They make it a point to see the ocean every day.
Tirzah Hansen, Rental Manager
Tirzah is originally from Santa Cruz, California and moved here as a child. Growing up on the Outer Banks provided her a range of interesting and out-of-the-ordinary work and life opportunities. Starting at 16, she worked at one of our local marinas as well as lifeguarding at a resort community for many years. From there, the hospitality industry became her calling.
Tirzah loves the area we live in and the local people who help make it what it is. She’s proud to say she’s a part of our wonderful community!
She joined Village Realty in May of 2015 as a reservation specialist and was recently promoted to Corolla Rental Manager in 2020.
Tirzah lives in Kitty Hawk and enjoys being on this little sandbar she calls home.